Saturday, July 23, 2011

Review: Dark Corners by Liz Schulte

Dark Cornersby Liz Schulte

***I received this book from The Bookish Snob Tours in exchange for an honest review and participation in the Blog Tour.

Amazon Product Description:
Ella Reynolds knew from the first moment she walked into the old house someone or something was watching her. Waiting. Her husband's violent murder sent her spiraling into a world of grief and isolation, but Ella isn't alone. Who or what is responsible for her husband's death is still with her. Darkness has engulfed the past year of Ella's life. Everyday reality slips a little more between her fingers as she struggles to break free from her memories. She must look deeper into her past as well as the present to discover truth of her husband's homicide. A string of uncanny events takes place and practical explanations run thin as Ella follows the terrifying road to closure. As the past and present come to a head, Ella must decipher who or what the murderer is before it takes her as well.

My thoughts:
     I have to start this review with:  I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!
Dark Corners is brilliantly written.  Liz Schulte is obviously a very talented writer.  
     I was captured by the prologue and didn't put the book down until I was finished.  
     The writing is visually descriptive.  It's vivid, detailed, and concise.  This story reads so smoothly that it was as if I was hearing it played out instead of reading words.  You literally "feel" the emotional turmoil that is Ella's life.  
     When I got to the bar scene I laughed out loud.  After 20+ years working as a bartender, I was thrilled to see such a genuine bar scene and she captured it so perfectly!  
     The world that she has built for her story is realistic and her characters are so lifelike that they are easy to invest in.  Ella's experiences with the people in her town, the police, her so called friends, and her horrid doctor became personal; it was like I knew her!
     The story is filled with mystery and intrigue.  I was on the edge of my seat many times, wondering what was coming next!  You will have to read it to find out more!!!